The fire near Conifer grew out of a prescribed burn, making the state liable for damages.
Lower North Fork Fire
Attorneys for victims are calling offer "lowball" and less than arbiter panel recommended, while one member of the claims board says his hands are tied.
The large wildfire burning in southern Jefferson County is now 70% contained. Crews have been rushing to extend containment lines ahead of worsening weather conditions.
About 180 homes remain under evacuation in the Conifer area where the Lower North Fork Fire has destroyed more than two dozen homes and claimed at
Firefighters are hoping to gain ground in their fight against a huge wildfire in Jefferson County near Conifer today.